Make sure it's a Final Removal Order and you have their Alien Number
First things first, make sure that you have spoken with an immigration attorney about the specific case. Sometimes there are ways to reopen final decisions that only an immigration attorney will be able to determine if he looks at the entire case. It is also prudent to find out whether your loved one will be able to return at any point in the future after he/she is removed prior to the actual removal. Assuming all avenues for relief have been explored and the detainee no longer wishes to contest their case here are ways to help them have a smooth and speedy removal:
Make sure that your loved one has a final removal order. That means that all avenues for relief have been denied or waived and your loved one has accepted the Judge's final decision ordering him/her removed from the United States.
Make sure you have their alien number. An alien number is an eight or nine digit number that sometimes begins with the letter A. This number is assigned to every detainee.
Send Them Money
There are two ways to send money to inmates at the Stewart Detention Center:
1) Money Orders:
CCA Inmate Trust
Detainee First & Last Name, Detainee Number
P.O. Box 933488
Atlanta, GA 31193-3488
2) Western Union:
Pay to :Corrections Corp. of America
Code City/State: TrustCCA/TN
Account Number: Detainee's Commissary # and Last Name
The detention center will normally distribute the funds to your loved one prior to their departure.
Send them Clothes
ICE will allow the detainees to take a small bag with them when they leave. This is the ONLY type of luggage that is allowed:
One carry on suitcase, backpack or Gym Bag.
These are the ONLY items allowed inside the bag:
3 pants/shorts, 3 shirts/sweaters, 3 undershirts, 3 undershorts, 3 pairs of socks, 1 coat/jacket, and 2 pairs of shoes.
The bag should have the detainee's alien number and full name on the outside of the bag and can be dropped off in person either at the Stewart Detention Center or at the Atlanta Field Office (180 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, Third Floor)
Contact the ICE officer
Follow up with the ICE Officer to make sure that they have everything needed to remove your loved one as soon as possible. You will need their alien number and then contact ICE at 229-838-1105 in order to obtain the name of the officer assigned to that particular case. For security reasons they will not be able to tell you exactly when they will be removed but will usually tell you that it will be in the "next few days" or "sometime next week".
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